Tubinares

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Tubinares (Zoöl) A tribe of sea birds comprising the petrels, shearwaters, albatrosses, hagdons, and allied birds having tubular horny nostrils.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tubinares The tube-nosed or tubinarial water-birds, having the nostrils formed into a tube which lies upon the base of the culmen, as in the petrels, or into a pair of tubes, one on each side of the base of the bill, as in the albatrosses; the petrel family, or Procellariidæ. Also called Nasutæ. See cuts under albatross, fulmar, hagden, and Œ strelata.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. tubus, tube + nares, the nostrils

Usage

In literature:

TUBINARES, petrels and albatrosses.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
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